RWJUH Celebrates National Hospital Volunteer Week

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Re-Launches High School Volunteer Program

NB Volunteer Luncheon

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Volunteer Services Director Jacob Persily thanks RWJUH volunteers during a recent Hospital Volunteer Week recognition luncheon.

(New Brunswick) - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is thrilled to announce the re-launch of its High School Volunteer program to support a wide range of functions throughout the hospital.

High School Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. Volunteer shifts are available in the afternoon and on weekends. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and shifts available. The minimum time commitment is 100 hours of service per year. For teen volunteers, those 15 years old can volunteer 2 hours per week, and those 16+ can volunteer 3-4 hours per week.

And Adult Volunteers are always needed. Adults, including college students, of all ages are welcome to join the Adult Volunteer Program.

Volunteer shifts are available mornings, afternoons- and evenings, seven days a week. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. The minimum time commitment is 100 hours of service annually. It is recommended that volunteers offer 3-4 hours of their time on a weekly basis.

For more information, call 732-937-8507. To apply, please visit: Volunteer at RWJUH.

Volunteers provide a vital part of the high-quality care that RWJUH is known for and helps it enhance patients’ experience every day. By becoming a volunteer at RWJUH, you are choosing to become part of a dynamic team that truly touches the lives of patients, families, visitors and staff. By contributing your time and talent, you will be helping others, meeting new people and learning new skills.

RWJUH’s Volunteer Department marked National Hospital Volunteer Week (April 16-22) with a recognition luncheon in the Courtyard. Since the volunteer program’s relaunch following the pandemic, there are 150 active volunteers and many potential candidates in the clearance process. Since January, our volunteers contributed approximately 4,200 service hours in 30 different areas of the hospital.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 640-bed academic medical center that is New Jersey’s largest academic medical center through its deep partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. RWJUH is the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and other Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ( A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness. 

RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence and being named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The RWJUH Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Advanced Certification. RWJUH has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification for Spine Surgery; The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Bariatric Services; and The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement services. The Joint Commission also awarded RWJUH a Gold Seal Certification as well as an Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Implantation.

Contact: Peter Haigney
RWJUH Public Relations
(732) 937-8568